19 Apr

Panfish: Spot On

    I should have been concentrating on getting ready for the “trip of a lifetime” that was to begin the nest day, but instead, I got totally hooked on a wonderful piece by Bernard L. Herman in the University of North Carolina’s Southern Cultures, a wonderful but tiny...

08 Apr

Subject and Venue — Ironic

Began work on a lecture at Navy Museum in Washington for noon May 27 on Matthew Fontaine Maury’s role in the Confederate Navy in keeping the Union Navy from taking Richmond.. He positioned guns on the banks of the James River and mined the channels. The museum for years...

02 Apr

Third Coast — What a Book

      While recovering from major eye surgery and ordered to do nothing — great irony here, I had much more time to read for the past five months. It brought back a flood of memories of my childhood home. Thomas Dyja, The Third Coast, When Chicago Built...

25 Mar

Book Talk in Richmond

Matthew Fontaine Maury – Scientist at War Noon June 5 Museum of the Confederacy 1201 E. Clay St. Richmond, Virginia  

25 Mar

Secrets to Success — Out of Uniform

“At the top of the list” for women leaving the military “is re-connecting with family,” the vice chancellor of Syracuse University told the Army Women’s Foundation last week. Michael Haynie, director of the university’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families, said, “I would be willing to bet on it...

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